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National Swine Nutrition Guide

The 2010 National Swine Nutrition Guide is a practical publication containing nutrient recommendations and feeding guidelines. The guide consists of nutrition factsheets and diet formulation and evaluation software. The guide was written as a collaboration between university swine nutritionists and swine industry specialists.

The purpose of the guide is to enhance the understanding of practical swine nutrition, feeding principles and related management guidelines.

The guide is available in print from the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, State Extension Services, and in the Pork Industry Handbook.

Steering Committee
Dr. Duane Reese (chair) - University of Nebraska -
Dr. Scott Carter - Oklahoma State University -
Dr. Joel DeRouchey - Kansas State University -
Dr. David Meisinger - U.S. Pork Center of Excellence -
Dr. Brian Richert - Purdue University -
Dr. Marcia Shannon - University of Missouri -
Dr. Hans Stein - University of Illinois
Dr. John Patience - Iowa State University -
Dr. Robert Thaler - South Dakota State University -
Dr. Eric van Heugten - North Carolina State University -
Dr. Mark Whitney - University of Minnesota -
Ms. Charlotte Kirk Baer (ex-officio) - USDA/CSREES

The National Swine Nutrition Guide is now available for order. The cost is $125 and includes the NSNG Book of 35 Swine Nutrition Factsheets, a booklet containing the Nutrient Recommendation Tables, and the Diet Formulation and Evaluation CD. To order the NSNG Package, please click here.

Diet Formulation and Evaluation Software

The NSNG Diet Formulation and Evaluation CD will perform two distinct functions. You can use it to formulate swine diets on a least‐cost basis or evaluate the nutritional adequacy of existing diets. These functions can be applied to diets for sows, breeding boars, nursery pigs, growing‐finishing pigs and replacement gilts and boars.

Click here for more information on the software.

Download the National Swine Nutrition Guide Diet Formulation & Evaluation Software Manual

National Swine Nutrition Guide Factsheets:

Factors Affecting Nutrient Recommendations for Swine

Understanding the Nutrient Recommendations in the National Swine Nutrition Guide

Energy Sources for Swine Diets

Protein and Amino Acid Sources for Swine Diets

Trace Minerals and Vitamins for Swine Diets

Macro-Minerals for Swine Diets

Water Recommendations and Systems for Swine

National Swine Nutrition Guide tables on nutrient recommendations, ingredient composition, and use rates

Nursery Swine Nutrient Recommendations and Feeding Management

Growing-Finishing Swine Nutrient Recommendations and Feeding Management

Replacement Gilt and Boar Nutrient Recommendations and Feeding Management

Gestating Swine Nutrient Recommendations and Feeding Management

Lactating Swine Nutrient Recommendations and Feeding Management

Breeding Boar Nutrient Recommendations and Feeding Management

Cull Sow Feeding Management

Example Diets for Swine

Diet and Health Interactions in Swine

Feed Additives for Swine

Feed Additives for Swine - Enzymes and Phytase

Feed Additives for Swine - Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Feed Additives for Swine - Paylean®

Swine Feed and Ingredient Sampling and Analysis

Utilization of Weather-Stressed Feedstuffs in Swine Diets

Purchasing of High Quality Ingredients for Swine Diets

Composition and Usage Rate of Feed Ingredients for Swine Diets

Swine Feed Processing and Manufacturing

Methods of Supplying Nutrients to Swine

Feeding Systems for Swine

Feeding for Niche Swine Production

Nutritional Effects on Swine Nutrient Excretion and Air Quality

Nutritional Effects on Pork Quality in Swine Production

By-product feed ingredients for use in swine diets

Conversion Factors

Index for the National Swine Nutrition Guide

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